Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Agribusiness and Market Development Department (ABM) of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) implemented the Rice Post-Harvest Processing and Marketing Pilot Project (RIPMAPP) in Nasarawa and Niger states. The project started in September, 2011 and was completed in March 2016. This project focused on improving the quality of domestically produced rice through improvements in post-harvest processing such as parboiling, milling and marketing. The project has recorded a number of successes specifically the introduction of technologies for small-scale parboilers, millers and traders. The milled rice that has been produced by users of these technologies has shown marked improvement in terms of quality and profit.
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